What to see & Things to do
Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon is super famous for its longest and highest glass bridge in the world for people to have a bold and brand new try on the high position, and also, its charming sightseeing of forests, waterfalls, streams and so on are all very worth for your discovery!
Cross Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Galss Bridge
Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge is getting a lot of attention from travelers. The bridge spans two steep cliffs, and uses transparent glass as its bottom. With a total length of 430 meters, suspended 300 meters above the valley floor, it's now the longest, highest glass-bottom bridge in the world.
Notice: Unlike the Glass Skywalk onTianmen Mountain, which is inserted on the mountain side with a height of 1,430meters, Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge hangs over a valley. It provides a superb panorama of the entire grand canyon. Standing on it is like floating in the air. Come and have a try if you are brave enough. There is also a rope line nearby, which surely excites your nerves.
Hiking in Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon
Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon is a recently-developed natural wonderland that is famous for beautiful natural landscape and cultural sites. It incorporates green mountains, mild streams, intrigued caves, steep cliffs, and thick forest. Here is the museum of landform of Zhangjiajie. You can see the unique Karst topography scenery of the North Temperate Zone. For visitors who plan on a hiking trip in Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon, you may follow the route: A Strip of Sky - marble slide on the halfway – mountain trail or plank road – the reservoir for a boat trip. And it will take you over three hours hiking. Here lists main attractions in the canyon.
A Strip of Sky & Sky Ladder Plank Road
‘A Strip of Sky’ is a narrow valley through which only one person can pass at a time. The valley is over 765 yards (700 meters) long with a drop of 985 feet (300 meters) from the beginning to the end. After passing through the valley, you will see Sky Ladder Plank Road. This road is very steep and the planks are narrow, making it look like a sky ladder. Walking along it for three minutes, you come to the best place to see the entire ‘A Strip of Sky’.
With over 600 meters long, it is built between Yixiantian, Nanfang Hongqi Qu (南方红旗渠) and Gudi Zhandao (谷底栈道), divided into 2 parts. If you are tired to walk to the next attraction, you can choose this slideway or called toboggan of 45 cm deep and 50 cm wide to save energy and about 20 min for the following tour. Moreover, you can take it to admire the sightseeing of Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon while getting theexciting feeling of fast sliding down within 3 to 5 min.
Southern Red Flag Canal ( Nanfang Hongqi Qu)
The canal is 3 feet (1 meter) deep and 3 feet wide, but over 6 miles (10 kilometers) long. It directs the spring from the lofty cliffs. The excavation took local people seven years, and many of them sacrificed their life for it. Thanks to the canal, residents of eight nearby villages have water to drink and irrigate the rice fields.
There is a skidway made of granite slates among the A Strip of Sky, the Sky Ladder Plank Road, and the Southern Red Flag Canal. It takes you only 3-5 minutes, 20 minutes shorter than walking.
Barrel Cliff & Flying Fox Rushing Downhill
The cylindrical cliff is neither chiseled by human nor eroded by waterfalls, and only grasses grow on it with no trees. Geologists and botanists cannot explain why. Keep moving 10 yards (10 meters), you can see the Flying Fox Rushing Downhill. On the cliff, a big rock gets in the running waterfall’s way and the water forms a rock cover, which looks like a fox rushing downhill.
Pearl Wall & Waterfall of Butterfly Spring
The spring flows slowly downward along the cliff on which lots of plants grow. Then it forms many pearlescent crystal droplets on those plants. Thus the cliff is called Pearl Wall. After two minutes’ walk, the Waterfall of Butterfly Spring comes into view. It flows past trees and lawns, and butterflies dance there every day, giving it its name.
Holy Spring Valley
Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon suddenly becomes narrower in the Holy Spring Valley or called Shenquanxia (神泉峡). This long valley has extremely beautiful sightseeing. You can walk on the stone way to admire the luxuriant view along and the clear jade-like water running with the soft mists, which is just like the abode of the immortals in China. Besides, there are multiple waterfalls coming done from the mountains in diverse shapes, which will cool you down and drive the urban stress away.
There are thousands of swallow nests on Swallow Cliff. These rock swallows are smaller than ordinary ones and do not nest in houses. Their nests can be cooked and eaten, In the bottom of Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon is a clear and beautiful stream. Beside and along the stream are wooden trails for tourists to walk and hike. Visitor need to hike in the bottom of the Grand Canyon to admire its beauty. The hike for the start point to the end in the canyon usually takes 3 to 4 hours. It is a long walking time and requests good physical condition.
At the end of the canyon, there is a reservoir. Ducks play on the reservoir, you may also see egrets flying past. So you need to take a short boat ride from the Upper Pier of the Cruise to the Down Pier. After you get off the boat, the hiking tour ends.
Add: Snaguansi Township, in Cili County of Zhangjiajie City, Hunan, China
Attraction Type: Canyons, Nature & Park, Mountains, Natural Sightseeing
Opening Time: 08:00-17:00
Entrance Fee: Then entrance tickets need to be booked in advance.
Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon with the Glass bridge CNY 245
The Glass Bridge: CNY151
Elevator from the valley to the Glass Bridge: CNY 35
Slideway: CNY 20
Cable car: CNY 30
Note: For those planning to visit the Glass Bridge, please book a ticket on the official website beforehand, because the ticket is not available on spot. Valid ID certificate like passport is required for purchasing the ticket.